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FBReader for Android

FBReader (FBReaderJ) is an open source e-book reader for the Android platform that makes it simple to view free literature. It is a clone of the FBReader book reader written in Java.

The application runs on a variety of platforms including Linux and Linux-based mobile devices such as Siemens, Motorola, Sharp, Nokia, and Samsung smartphones.

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  • Supported e-book formats:
    • ePub - an international e-publishing standard
    • fb2 - a Russian e-books standard
    • oeb - Open e-book
    • Non-DRM'd version of Mobipocket
  • Reading from zip, tar and gzip archives are also supported
  • Includes a browser/downloaded for network e-book catalogues/stores
  • Support for custom OPDS catalogues
  • Can use external TrueType/OpenType fonts
  • Browser / downloader for network ebook catalogues/stores
  • Day / Night viewing mode
  • Search
  • Automatic rotation
  • Automatically generated contents table
  • Customise font family, font size, font style, line spacing, alignment, auto hyphenations, styles including separate settings for titles and epigraphs, background, background color, margins, progress indictator, and much more
  • Page flip animation
  • Bookmarks listed specifically for a book or for all books
  • Back button lets you return to a bookmark for the currently viewed book
  • Zoom in / Zoom out
  • Keeps the last open book and the last read positions for all opened books between runs
  • Position indicator
  • Quick navigation
  • Integration with external dictionaries:
    • ColorDict
    • Fora Dictionary
  • Plugin available to add text-to-speech functionality
  • Honeycomb support
  • Internationalization support
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Free (Open source - GNU GPL)
Arseny Shmartsev
Documentation, Twitter, Google Groups
Kindle Boards

FBReader for Android is an extremely capable ebooker reader. Whilst it does not support all of the same formats as the original FBReader, it is fast and highly customizable. There are many nice touches that make it stand out from the crowd.

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